As a consultant, you are working for yourself for the most part. The next client hardly ever just falls into your lap. A well-tuned marketing approach, a strong online presence, and a great network are all essential assets to securing new clients as a consultant. But, what about beyond marketing and networking? There are some new tools that are emerging for businesses who are looking to engage with other businesses. Lead-generation platforms can be a successful way to initiate new business as a consultant.